Kitchen Remodel for the Browns

Hatchett Design Remodel renovated the Brown’s master bathroom a couple years ago. After experiencing our design process first hand, the Brown’s decided to hire Hatchett again to remodel their kitchen.

Brown's Kitchen Before
Brown’s Kitchen BEFORE
Tried & True Process

With over 60 years of experience remodeling homes in Hampton Roads, we’ve fine tuned our process to make remodeling easy and stress-free for our clients. Our Process consists of 4 phases: Consultation, Design, Pre-Construction, and finally, Construction. The Brown’s kitchen remodel is mid-process. We’d like to share our progress thus far, because this is when it starts getting really fun!

Pre-Construction Process

We recently met with the Brown’s for their pre-construction meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to review the design, double check measurements, confirm selections before materials are ordered, and set up a date for construction to begin. This step of the process is crucial to ensure that the construction phase goes as smoothly as possible. Click here for a 360 Panorama of the kitchen design.

Photo-Real Rendering of Brown's Remodeled Kitchen Design
Design Rendering of the Brown’s Remodeled Kitchen

On this day, Jessica reviewed the design renderings and walked through the details of her plan. The Brown’s new kitchen will be more of an open concept than their current layout. We’re opening the wall that separates the kitchen from the living room, yet we’re installing lower cabinets to house the sink and provide storage.


Brown's Kitchen Before
Brown’s Kitchen BEFORE
The Plan
We are gutting the space, yet the foot print will remain basically the same. The cooktop will become a range in the same location. The closet pantry will be replaced by built-in pantries around the refrigerator. Jessica is also incorporating a kitchen island into their design.
Photo-Real Rendering of Brown's Remodeled Kitchen Design
Design Rendering of Brown’s Remodeled Kitchen
While we’re renovating the kitchen, we’re also updating the adjacent laundry room and half bath.
Brown's Laundry Room BEFORE
Brown’s Laundry Room BEFORE
We’re widening the entryway by the garage door to make it easier to navigate with groceries. The new flooring in the kitchen will extend into the laundry room and the bathroom. The wallpaper is coming down and lots of new storage cabinets are going up!
Photo-Real Rendering of Brown's Remodeled Laundry Room Design
Design Rendering of Brown’s Remodeled Laundry Room
Next Step

The Brown’s pre-construction meeting went very well, and the plan is approved. The cabinets, flooring, backsplash tile, appliances and all the materials have been ordered. Once everything arrives, it’ll be DEMO DAY… the first official day of the construction phase. Stay tuned for our next installment of the Brown’s Kitchen Remodel.

If you’re ready to get started on your new kitchen, let’s set up your in-home consultation. Just reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Scudder Kitchen Remodel

When the Scudders decided they were ready to renovate their home, they called Hatchett Design Remodel. The plan was to remodel their bathroom first, then we’d do the kitchen and add a sunroom. Sadly, before construction began, Mr. Scudder passed away. Remodeling plans were put on hold until Mrs. Scudder was ready to proceed. When she reached back out to her design consultant, Jake, she told him that they waited too long to remodel. She was ready to start the renovations and enjoy their home as long as she can!
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Scudder Sunroom Addition Before & After
Mrs. Scudder is a big fan of bright, lively colors, because they make her feel happy. She chose a vibrant blue for her kitchen and the adjacent sunroom.
Scudder Sunroom Addition
With such a bold color choice, her designer, Eileen, recommended light colored cabinets. Embracing the two-toned cabinet trend, they decided on white uppers and a light walnut for the lower cabinets.
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Scudder Kitchen Before & After
Mrs. Scudder’s farm sink is also trending. It’s a trend that has proven to have longevity – likely due in part to the size of its basin. While very stylish, a Kohler Whitehave apron sink is ideal for anyone who regularly cooks with (and cleans) large pots and pans.
Scudder Kitchen After
Her backsplash is Hirsch “Make a Statement” glass mosaic tile – and indeed it does! This exquisite tile contains a variety of colors from the vibrant blue of her walls to the warm tones of her lower cabinets. The countertops are Silestone Lusso Quartz. These white tops with earthy-toned veining help tie the upper and lower cabinets together.

These Elk pendant lights are the finishing touch to Mrs. Scudder’s happy kitchen. The blue glass shades inspire the same joyful feeling of finding a beautiful piece of sea glass along the shore.

Eileen has a special place in her heart for Mrs. Scudder and this project. We hope she enjoys living in her remodeled home as much as we enjoyed designing and building it. Special thanks to Jake, Eileen, and the Project Manager, Tyler, for yet another job well done.

Let’s get started on your remodel! Hatchett Design Remodel offers financing options to help, so call or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!

Hasty Kitchen Remodel

Mrs. Hasty waited over 20 years to remodel her kitchen, but it was well worth her wait!  The Hastys new kitchen is yet another beautiful job by Hatchett’s design team lead by Kevin, Remodeling Consultant; Ashley, Designer; and Kent, Project Manager.
From Left to Right: Kent, Ashley, Kevin and Mrs. Hasty
Initial Consultation
During our initial consultation, Mrs. Hasty told us that she loved her kitchen peninsula, because “it keeps people out of my workspace.” She said she was open to an island layout, but Ashley knew it would be a hard sell.
Hasty Kitchen BEFORE
Floor Plan
While some kitchens work quite well with a peninsula, others are better served by an island. Ashley felt this was the case for the Hasty kitchen, so she drafted her plan around an island. When Mrs. Hasty saw the new design, she fell in love with it!
Hasty Kitchen AFTER
The new design moved the refrigerator out of its awkward position in the back corner while relocating it to the space beside the eat-in area. Ashley’s concept put the second oven and microwave in that back corner where the fridge used to be, because those are items Mrs. Hasty rarely uses. Mrs. Hasty agreed this would be a much more efficient use of the space, and she adored the look of the design!

Material Selections

We included stacked 48″ cabinets to the ceiling. Ashley is particular proud of the perfect symmetry we achieved on the back wall with Ultracraft’s cabinet modification options.

Her Ultracraft cabinets with Boston raised panel doors include deep drawers that are great for cookware. They also have tray base cabinets on either side of the range for maximum storage. The drawers have Top Knobs reeded pulls while the doors have complementing knobs.

The base cabinets are topped with Atlantic Calacutta quartz countertops. The backsplash tile is SomerTile Beveled Arabesque from Mosaic Tile, and we use Silverado Gray grout for contrast.

The Kohler Artifacts bridge faucet with its vibrant stainless finish pairs beautifully with Mrs. Hasty’s new Kohler Vault farm sink.

She chose all new GE appliances from Ferguson, and she wanted all of the downstairs flooring replaced as well. Ashley recommended Eastern Hardwood’s 5″ Portland hand-scraped birch caramel planks from Dominion Flooring, and they are stunning!

Our entire team thoroughly enjoyed working with Mrs. Hasty, and we’re thrilled that she’s so in love with her new kitchen.

While it was worth her wait, there’s no need to wait 20 years to remodel your kitchen. Hatchett Design Remodel offers financing options, so call or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!

Free Remodeling Seminars

Hatchett Design Remodel has renovated thousands of homes in Hampton Roads. We have over 50 years of experience remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, additions and more. Every project is unique, but there is one thing all remodeling projects have in common… questions from homeowners! That’s why we’re hosting free remodeling seminars.

According to Don Hatchett, “one of the biggest hurdles for homeowners is knowing where to start on their remodeling project.” The unknown can be very daunting. How do I pick a contractor? How do I figure out what I want the space to look like? How long will it take? Can I live in my house during renovations? How much will it cost? Is financing available?

Hunting Kitchen Before & After
Remodeling Seminars in Newport News & Virginia Beach
These types of questions can bog you down and leave your project in a stalemate. To help you understand how to get from the “Before” to the “After”, our team is hosting two free remodeling seminars. One will be held in our Newport News showroom starting at 6pm on Thursday, October 11. The next will be the following week at our Virginia Beach showroom at 6pm on the 18th. Both seminars will be hosted by Meghan Hatchett and one of our top designers, Jessica.
Brooks Bathroom Before & After
What to Expect
While we have planned these events around our clients’ frequently asked questions, we want to make sure your specific concerns are addressed as well. Meghan will kick off the discussion by explaining Hatchett’s design process. This process is one we have fine tuned over the years to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs and stress. Jessica will then cover hot topics including the industrial style, colors of the year and other current trends in design.
Titcomb Bathroom Before & After
Jessica will also show you how Hatchett uses technology in the design phase of our process – something we’ve been doing since before Joanna Gaines made it popular!
Ngo Design Rendering & After
Open Q&A Session
After their informal presentation, they will open the floor to a Q&A session. Don Hatchett encourages all attendees to participate in this open discussion, because “it’s a great, pressure-free way to gain knowledge about the remodeling process.” Jessica added, “we hope people gain a better understanding of how the remodeling process works and what to expect whenever they’re ready to remodel.” While HGTV has brought remodeling into the spotlight, Hatchett’s seminars will provide more detailed, realistic information that will better prepare you for your future renovation endeavors.
Bourne Kitchen Before & After
Registration Information
Space is limited, so please register by October 8th for the Newport News seminar and by the 15th for Virginia Beach. To register, simply email Meghan Hatchett at Be sure to let her know which seminar you would like to attend and who will be in attendance.
Atkinson Outdoor Addition Before & After
Since many folks will likely be coming straight from work, we will have cheese and crackers for hors d’oeuvres… and wine, of course. Non-alcoholic alternatives will also be provided.
If you need more information before the seminar, feel free to call Hatchett Design Remodel or stop by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!